Merry Christmas! We’ve been busy avoiding family this AM. After opening presents this morning, we needed a little space. Only so many times that you can listen to your family say, “you know when I was your age, I was married with kids…”
Some of us are single Auntie, get over it.
And hey, some of us are single by choice. It’s not our fault that we’re reading and listening a lot to stories that have upped what we expect from a significant other. We’ve got some standards.
Lately we’ve been into meetcute.com. We came across it on Instagram and the bright colors pulled us in.
If you aren’t familiar with it, the site has some amazing stories that we are obsessing over. They aren’t books – they’re stories played out by listening.
The site describes itself as, “We create feel-good stories that inspire the full spectrum of love. Meet Cutes are filled to the brim with hope and human connection in a world that needs them.We are redefining this genre one story at a time, by working with a diverse and global network of writers, actors, and directors.”
It’s honesty really amazing. A lot of great stories. And if you’re looking to find the Christmas spirit today because it’s been sucked out of you – here’s some stories we suggest on the site.
Christmas Time Machine: It’s Christmas Eve and right when Ryan is about to finally declare his love for Sammy, he discovers his toilet is a time machine. Not to worry–surely he can harness the toilet’s awesome power to make this the most memorable Christmas Eve ever.
Christmasuzannukkah: When Noah returns to rural Maine for the family’s annual holiday festivities, he thinks he knows what to expect: shouting matches between siblings and his mother sidestepping any intimacy with her children. Then Noah meets Eric, a handsome lawyer in an open relationship. Noah better let go of his hang ups around polyamory real quick–especially when his mother also seems interested in Eric.
Brooklyn Friendsgiving: Single and with no plans for Thanksgiving, Jo decides to plan a last-minute Friendsgiving at her apartment in Park Slope. Her constantly dreary roommate, Rebecca, reluctantly agrees, and the two plan a guest list which is a mix of college friends, work pals, and the hot neighbor with the roof garden. Through the course of the night the motley crew of single misfits get to know each other and romance turns up in unlikely places.
Winter Break: Winter Break is often not a break at all but a change of scenery and a chance to generate warmth in the dead of winter: two gamers heading home from college find they share an online history; a stodgy doctor is set up on a date without his knowledge; two grandsons visiting their respective grandparents at an old folks’ home get a little too heated over bingo (and with each other).
The Ski Resort: Life in a ski resort isn’t always chilly–join ex-high school sweethearts, ski patrol heroes (and their patients), and a drunk bachelor and good natured housekeeper as they try to keep both hearts and hands warm.
Santa Claus, IN: In Santa Claus, Indiana, Christmas comes 365 days a year. But you know what they say about too much of a good thing—Noelle Gimple, freshly graduated from Yale returns to run the family business, Holiday World–a Christmas Theme Park–after her father’s death; as Rhoda steps into her new leading role as Mrs. Claus, she finds new love and new responsibility; finally, young Matteo Devine falls for the first Santa Claus, IN resident who shows him some kindness–Ella Warm. Can these couples find comfort and joy in a place that never stops reminding them of it?
Hot Potato: In a series of stories centered around a Hanukkah party, a single dad and fun bookworm, ER Doc and party host, former summer camper and roomie all try to create a spark during the Festival of Lights.
Love, Lies, and Law Enforcement: When Rachel and Yaron become accidental heroes in a Chicago street mugging, their unlikely connection leads Yaron to invite Rachel over for Chanukah dinner at his parent’s house. Only problem? Rachel isn’t exactly what you would call a practicing jew.
Dancing Bear: When Brannon books a job dancing in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, the ruthless choreographer, Janet, has her eye on him. But after running into Janet outside of work, Brannon gets to know her softer side. So when Brannon breaks his leg, Janet sees past his injury and hires him as her assistant, starting more than just a working relationship.
Season’s Meetings: Darren and Cara, two wannabe actors, meet while playing Santa and his Elf, at their hometown mall. Can the two get over their role-play power-dynamic and find some holiday love?